lsadirty said:From today's DAILY MIRROR: "He received a letter in March 1974 from the 6th Gurkha Rifles, saying an officer would visit him at home. He informed me that the medal was too valuable to be in my possession and the Army would be withholding it for safekeeping. Some time later, I received 40,000 rupees as part payment. My VC was taken to the Regimental HQ in Hong Kong. It was kept there for a number of years."
Now for Â£500, they've robbed him of his medal: what has happened to it since ? The Gurkhas no longer have a depot in Hong Kong (I could be wrong), so where has it gone ? This is turning into a bigger CF than the Government expected, thanks to US and PEOPLE LIKE US. Will be e-mailing my MP shorthly. VERY VERY ANGRY !!!!
According to this website, his VC is held by the Gurkha Museum in Winchester. http://www.victoriacross.org.uk/aalivevc.htm However, I don't know how up to date this is.
Rank Warrant Officer Class I
Force 3rd Bn, 6th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army
VC won Mogaung, Burma, 23 June 1944
Born Banduk Village, Nepal, 23 March 1923
Residing Assumed Nepal or India
Location of VC Gurkha Museum, Winchester